Chevrolet Accidentally Released the Specs of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Ahead of its Official Unveiling
We’re just 4 days away from the official unveiling of the 2015 C7 Corvette Z06 at the Detroit International Auto Show, but one of the event’s biggest secrets has already been released. Chevrolet unveiled a new teaser video ahead of the automotive show, but somebody there messed up when they put in the video’s metadata.
“With 620 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most advanced Corvette ever made. Read more about Chevy’s supercar here.”
This bit of data was input as a meta tag, but was visible through viewing the web page’s html information. So, that cat is now officially out of the bag, and what a big and powerful cat it is.
The 2015 Z06 Corvette will officially be producing 620 HP and 650 lb/ft of torque. Let me repeat that real quick: The 2015 Z06 Corvette will officially be producing 620 HP and 650 lb/ft of torque. That’s a lot of power.
Compare that output to the base C7 Stingray Corvette, which puts down an impressive 460 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque from the 6.2-liter V8 LT1 at its heart. Compare that also to the 505 hp and 470 lb/ft that the 7.0-liter V8 LS7 put out in the C6 Z06 and you’re beginning to get an idea of what a capable machine this new C7 Z06 will be.
The C6 Z06 is considered one of the world’s ultimate production track vehicles, and we can now wholeheartedly expect the C7 Z06 to top it in all facets. Price tag, expected handling improvements and chassis packages, or exactly what engine it is that will be providing this power are, as of yet, unknown. Rumors place the vehicle as featuring more carbon fiber than the base Stingray Corvette to lighten curb weight, as well as featuring the MRC magnetic suspension, and that the engine will be a supercharged variant of the C7 Stingray’s LT1.
If the vehicle does in fact utilize a supercharged 6.2 V8 LT1, that means that this car will have a similar powerplant to the 6.2L Supercharged V8 LS9 used in the C6 ZR1, and begs the question that, if a ZR1 were to be made, just how powerful would such an automobile be?